FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Company Phone Number: (336) 474-5300
August 19, 1998
Release # 98-153
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lexington Furniture Industries of Lexington, N.C., is recalling about 58,000 wooden bunk beds. If the top bunk bed is mis-assembled, there could be a space between the end of the mattress and the end of the bed on the top bunk. This space could be large enough for a child's body to fall through, but small enough to entrap a child's head.
Lexington Furniture has received one report of a child falling through the space between the end of the mattress and the end of the bed when set up as a twin bed. No injury was reported.
To determine whether there is a space large enough to entrap a child, consumers should slide the mattress to either end of the top bunk and measure the space between the end of the mattress and the end of the bed. There should be no space of 3-1/2 inches or more between the end of the mattress and the end of the bed.
The recalled bunk beds are twin size with the following brand names: Lexington, Devan, Young-Hinkle, Dixie and Henry Link. In most cases the brand names are stenciled on the inside frame of the bed. In a few instances, the following model names and numbers appear on the inside frame of the bed:
|Model Name||Model Numbers|
|Academy||418-193, 418-195, 429-193, 429-195|
|Betsy Cameron's Children||111-195, 222-195|
|Charter Oak||730-181, 730-187, 730-199|
|Kids Retreat||225-199, 336-199|
|Lifestyle Maple||555-180, 555-181, 555-195|
|Locker Room||579-181, 579-199, 680-181, 680-199|
|Marina Oak||178-181, 178-193, 178-195, 178-199, 289-181, 289-193, 289-199, 399-193, 399-195|
|Outrigger||950-181, 950-187, 950-199|
|Passport||224-181, 224-187, 224-199|
|Recollections||387-180, 468-180, 468-181|
|Windjammer||194-180, 194-181, 194-187, 194-199|
|Windjammer II||295-181, 295-199|
|Windsor Collection||202-181, 303-181|
|Complements of Lexington||500-195, 590-195|
|Complements of Lexington Oak||580-195|
|Complements of Lexington Maple||560-195|
|Complements of Lexington Mission||540-195|
The beds were sold in furniture stores and department stores with furniture departments nationwide from January 1980 through August 1997 for approximately $200 to $1,200.
Consumers should inspect the top bunk to determine whether a space of 3-1/2 inches or more exists between the end of the mattress and the end of the bed. If such a space exists, consumers should stop using the bed and call Lexington for a free modification kit to close the gap. If consumers are unsure about the instructions for installing the repair kit or need help identifying whether their bunk bed is involved in this recall, they should call Lexington at (336) 474-5300 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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